Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted Thursday on 30 charges associated with his alleged involvement in the Boston Marathon bombing—an attack that led to four deaths and more than 260 injuries. The charges, 17 of which carry the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty, range from using weapons of mass destruction to murder. The indictment reveals the text of a note allegedly left by Dzhokhar in the boat where he was eventually captured: “The US Government is killing our innocent civilians. I can’t stand to see such evil go unpunished. We Muslims are one body, you hurt one, you hurt us all,” it reads.
Carmen Ortiz, the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, gave a press conference today announcing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's indictment.